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Dec 29, 2012 7:00am EST
this bill was introduced in the house in 2008 when aung san suu kyi was under house arrest that in a few short years she would be standing or sitting with us on u.s. soil receiving this honor as a member of the burmese parliament. back then we thought about granting the metal and extension which may have been the first time a person would have received in the history of the metal the congressional gold medal while in detention. who would have imagined this change was possible. who would have thought that this could happen. let me tell you one who believed it could come true, aung san suu kyi herself. she might be too humble to admit it but i know she always thought this moment would be possible, not because she worries about awards or honors. let me tell you she certainly does not. she believed it because she and the burmese people always believed change was possible. they hoped, as a new change must come to their country. she knew the burmese people, human rights and most importantly deserved democratic governance. shea stoked the flames in a peaceful way for a lasting change even a
Dec 24, 2012 5:00pm EST
. negotiations continue. nobel laureate and a burmese opposition leader aung san suu kyi accepted the congressional gold medal in september. she said it represents the aspirations of the burmese people for a democratic transition. we will also hear from secretary of state hillary clinton and former first lady laura bush. >> ladies and gentlemen, the speaker of the united states house of representatives, the honorable john boehner. >> ladies and all men, good afternoon and welcome to the capital. this is a great day for the american people, and we are happy to welcome you here today. gold medals are the highest level of appreciation for distinguished achievement. the first congressional gold medal was awarded to general george washington in 1776 for liberating the city of boston. today, we will present a congressional gold medal to aung san suu kyi in recognition of her efforts to liberate the people of burma. today, we celebrate her steadfast commitment to democracy, stability, and human dignity, and we do so in a manner worthy of her ideals. nancy pelosi initiated the measure of awar
Nov 30, 2012 7:00pm PST
san suu kyi rushed to the site on thursday night. she called on both sides to seek a negotiated settlement. >> translator: i want to solve this problem peacefully and in a dignified manner. i want to request that all of you help me on this. >> reporter: the copper mine is being jointly developed by chinese company and the firm linked to the military. the decision to force an end to the demonstration was likely made out of consideration for china. infrastructure projects including the new airport in the capital have benefitted from chinese money. the two countries built cross ties for myanmar and constrained by western sanctions. investments from china totalled $1.4 billion over the past two decades. but myanmar has been reducing its dependence on china, shifting its focus towards the united states and europe. democratic and economic reforms have encouraged the west to end sanctions. china and the united states are competing for influence in southeast asia. myanmar's per capita gdp is among the lowest in asean. the country may be exploring ways to develop its economy quickly by m
Dec 1, 2012 4:00pm PST
aung san suu kyi at her home, where she spent 20 years under house arrest. the president applauding the nation's democratic efforts. >> i want to make a pledge to the people of this country that i am confident we can keep. and that is if we see continued progress towards reform, our bilateral ties will grow stronger, and we will do everything we can to help ensure success. >> let the twinkie hoarding begin. hostess brands, maker of wonder bread, ding dongs, ho hos, and twinkies is shutting its doors, putting a possible end to an era of iconic treats, the company in bankruptcy court, selling off its assets instead of restructuring, leaving the sweet treats up for grabs to the highest bidder. for "teen kids news," i'm lauren green, "fox news channel in the classroom." >> in "a tale of two cities," charles dickens wrote, "it was the best of times, it was the worst of times." he could have been describing middle school. no question, middle school can be a challenge, and the challenges are different for guys than they are for girls. this week, scott reports on surviving middle school fro
Dec 22, 2012 6:00pm PST
disposal, who are doing extraordinary things. things like aung san suu kyi, the democratic leader of burma. people like malala yuseff, who comed the right of girl to go to school in pakistan and she was nearly murdered for that. and we can really be inspired by people who put their lives on the line, who risked everything in their own communities to make them more democratic, to make them stronger and to make them more secure. >> axelrod: nick burns served as a high-ranking diplomat in both the clinton and george bush administrations. he is now a professor of international relations at harvard's kennedy school of government. ahead, the wedding day for a couple in a neighborhood struggling to recover from super-storm sandy [ sniffs ] i have a cold. [ sniffs ] i took dayquil but my nose is still runny. [ male announcer ] truth is, dayquil doesn't treat that. really? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus fights your worst cold symptoms, plus it relieves your runny nose. [ breathes deeply ] awesome. [ male announcer ] yes, it is. that's the cold truth! it's part of what you slove about he
Dec 6, 2012 9:00am EST
suu kyi recognized by the congress a month or so ago, coming to this country as a member, an elected member of their parliament. we began the change in that relationship from our office, directly from our office based on work that i had begun and become interested in over a period of six years before i was elected to the senate. we, i'm very proud to say, laid the groundwork for the historic visit in 2009 from inside our office. often i would say against the will and against the advice of our own state department. we used validators. we talked to people we knew in the region. i became the only american leader ever to meet with general shui, leader of the military junta, to express my belief that we could work forward to have a different relationship. i met with aung san suu kyi, and i hope that those who had some doubts about the wisdom of opening up this relationship now can see the benefits as we see the political situation beginning truly to change in burma. we worked heavily with japan. this is a critical, often overlooked relationship. it involved an effort to resolve basing iss
Dec 18, 2012 7:00am EST
is aung san suu kyi. >> curiosity, the mars rover, not just because we are distantly related. >> hillary clinton. she has worked extremely hard and effectively to maintain a sense of calmness and good will around the world. >> i am going to go with a bunch of boys by the name of one direction. ♪ baby you light up my world like nobody else ♪ they're the talk of the world right now. and it's not depressing. so i hope it's them. ♪ that's what makes you beautiful ♪ >> okay, those were good choices but who will "time" pick? let's get to our exclusive look at the magazine's short list. first up, malala, the 15-year-old pakistani girl shot after speaking about her simple wish to go to school. >> that's a pretty interesting choice. then there's president barack obama. he was "time's" person of the year back in 2008. the only group on the list, the undocumented american. something larry king was talking about. talking about latinos. that would include some illegal immigrants as well. >> bill and hillary clinton also on the list, along with egyptian president, controversial per
Dec 6, 2012 12:00pm EST
the rights of democracy among activists like aung san suu kyi, with whom we visited here -- who came and visited us just a month or so ago. jim webb is a unique individual in so many different ways. mr. president, he has -- many of the places where the battles were fought in world war ii, he went to those islands and spent time walking to see what the veterans had gone through in a war prior to the one that he was involved in. he actually did that. physically hard but he wanted to do that and he did it on his own. robert kennedy said -- and i quote -- "few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each us can work to change a small portion of events and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation." jim webb should be proud of his part. it wasn't a small part in writing the history of his generation. he did it on the battlefields in vietnam. he did it in the pentagon. he did it here in the united states senate. i don't know what's ahead for jim webb but we haven't heard the last of him. he'he has a wonderful, beautiful wife, wonderful childr
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